New York University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) presents “The Life and Work of Michel-Rolph Trouillot: A Symposium,” co-organized by Aisha Khan (Department of Anthropology), Katherine Smith (2012-2015 Fellow, CLACS), and Jill Lane (Director, CLACS). The symposium, celebrating a major body of work that continues to influence scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, takes place on Friday, March 1, 2013, from 9:00am until 7:30pm at the Auditorium of King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC), located at 53 Washington Square South, NYU, New York, New York.
The symposium will feature a keynote address by Colin Dayan, an opening invocation by performance artist Gina Athena Ulysse, and presentations by Michael Dash, Harvey Neptune, Mayanthi Fernando, Dahoud Andre, Yarimar Bonilla, Vanessa Agard-Jones, Millery Polyne, Mariana Past, Nathalie Pierre, and Dasha Chapman.
Description: Haitian academic and anthropologist Michel-Rolph Trouillot, who died this past year, left a major body of work that has shaped the study of the Caribbean and the Atlantic World. His analytical point of departure was the experience and conduct of power. Trouillot’s interest in methodologies of ethnography and theory-building, memory and historiography, and the relationship between poetics and empiricism ranged from the micro-level of Caribbean peasantries to the macro-level of globalization.
This event is being co-sponsored by the Dept of Anthropology, the Dept of History, the Humanities Initiative, the Program in Latino Studies, Institute for French Studies, The Center for Media, Culture, and History, and the Program in Africana Studies.
*Photo ID is required for entry into the building.
Image above: “Danbala” by Fils Lafleur (Photograph Anthony Hart Fisher-Indigo Arts)
For more information and complete program, see http://clacs.as.nyu.edu/object/clacs.events.special.030113
For more on the work of Michel-Rolph Trouillot, see http://blog.aaanet.org/2012/07/16/in-memoriam-michel-rolph-trouillot/